Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
A human being is a deciding being.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.